WWF Environmental Paper Awards

WWF is today announcing the winners of the 2012 WWF Environmental Paper Awards in the categories Transparency and Best Environmental Performance Paper Brands. WWF praises the transparency of seven paper producers and the “excellent” environmental performance of 46 paper brands published on WWF´s Check Your Paper database of eco-rated papers.

The awards for Transparency go to Arjowiggins Graphic, Lenzing Papier, Metsä Board, Mondi, SCA, Steinbeis Papier and UPM for providing public information on the environmental footprint of the majority of their papers in one or more product categories on WWF´s Check Your Paper website.

The awards for Best Environmental Performance Paper Brands go to 46 third-party audited papers that scored at least 90% of achievable scores in WWF´s eco-rating and/or the maximum five stars in all performance categories: forest, water and climate. The award-winning brands cover coated, uncoated, newsprint and tissue papers and come from 10 producers/merchants: Arjowiggins Graphic, Lenzing Papier, Mondi, SCA, Steinbeis Papier, UPM, Antalis McNaughton, Kimberly Clark, Leipa and Van Houtum.

WWF created the WWF Environmental Paper Awards 2012 to give credit to manufacturers and suppliers that post their brands on Check Your Paper, using WWF´s eco-rating method for measuring the environmental footprint of papers. WWF´s Check Your Paper is a global benchmark tool for transparency and understanding the total value chain sustainability of paper. It enables paper producers and merchants to list their products online and buyers to search transparent information on the environmental footprint of pulp and papers.
WWF applauds all producers/merchants who submitted their papers to WWF´s Check Your Paper database for making positive steps towards improving the transparency of the value chains they are part of.

“Supply chain transparency is increasingly a vital tool for more and more buyers of raw materials and finished goods”, says Emmanuelle Neyroumande, manager of WWF International´s global pulp and paper work. “WWF encourages responsible buyers worldwide to choose suppliers who provide transparent information on the environmental footprint of their paper production.”